Cory Ondrejka, Facebook’s Vice President of Engineering, announced Tuesday that he will leave the company on Dec. 22. Ondrejka led Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, the virtual reality company the social network purchased earlier this year.
Ondrejka announced in a Facebook post that he’ll start his own company, but didn’t offer specifics:
It has been a privilege to be a part of this company and community for the last 4 years and thrilling to work with so many amazing teams. Rather than break the tagger, I will just say that you all have pushed and taught me more than I could have imagined – and I can imagine a lot. I look forward to seeing what comes next because “we are 1% done” will be just as true in 2015 as it was the day I joined. No one has a greater opportunity and capability to continue connecting the world than Facebook.
Ondrejka joined Facebook in Nov. 2010 as the Engineering Director, working on HTML5. Prior to Facebook, Ondrejka was the Founder and CEO of Walletin, which was acquired by Facebook.
Ondrejka is also the co-creator of Second Life.